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The Story Book of Science (Yesterday's Classics)

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The wonders of plant and animal life told with rare literary charm by Uncle Paul in conversations with three children. Besides such stories as the ants' subterranean city, the spider's suspension bridge, and the caterpillars' processing, he unlocks the mystery behind thunder and lightning, clouds and rain, the year and its seasons, and volcanoes and earthquakes. Suitable f ...more
Paperback, 456 pages
Published May 24th 2006 by Yesterday's Classics
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Jaeger Matthias
I like it. The book is about how ants live, types of metal, and other things like that.
I read this with my children as part of our homeschool curriculum. Although it was written in the late 1800s in France, it is wonderful for children, and covers many aspects of science. It is written in story form. A scientists uncle teaches his three nieces and nephews science through their hands on experiences and adventures. The translation uses some big English words, and words that aren't commonly in use now, but that gave us opportunities to look those words up, and learn even more.
A wonderfully engaging living book about all areas of nature and science. It is told in such a fun story-like way that it engages kids and they alway want just one more chapter. We have been reading this in our homeschool and I am so glad I discovered this fun book.
So happy that these are reprinted!
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Kids finished, but I have not.
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Fabre was born in Saint-Léons in Aveyron, France. Fabre was largely an autodidact, owing to the poverty of his family. Nevertheless, he acquired a primary teaching certificate at the young age of 19 and began teaching at the college of Ajaccio, Corsica, called Carpentras. In 1852, he taught at the lycée in Avignon.

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